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Samphire

Hi,

I recently came across samphire in stores and I love eating them as they are (the box only suggested cooking, yuck!). If you have any good raw recipes, please feel free sharing them. Also, does anyone know anything about its health benefits?

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  • Guys, I don’t believe that noone eats samphire.

  • iknikn

    silly question, but what is samphire?

  • CarmentinaCarmentina Raw Newbie

    I just googled “samphire” cuz I didn’t know what it was either. Turns out it’s a plant. Cool name. I googled “samphire recipes” and it seems most involve sautéeing or steaming.

  • I believe it’s a plant, (related to the carrot??) that grows on cliffs and in salt marshes. It’s supposed to be good for your kidneys and digestion and taste really good.

  • iknikn

    thanks! I need to see if they are available in Florida. I’d like to try it.

  • here’s a link I found on samphire on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samphire a bit more info but it suggests cooking :( http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/content/knowhow/glos… I buy it in Delhaize in Belgium, not expensive at all, and according to my experience it keeps well in the fridge even up to 2 weeks without wilting, is not as salty as the above link claims, even if it is for you just wash it a bit under water or soak in filtered water for a little while. So far I put it in salads with lemon juice and olive oil, yummy!!! and blended in tomato sauce, yummy! or just tossed it with sea spaghetti, it’s lovely, crispy and fresh. I’m gonna try to dehydrate it like chips too. If you have any recipes, please share!

  • pianissimapianissima Raw Newbie

    are they really salty? i think i bought some at whole foods once. if its the same thing i’m thinking of, i just sprinkle them on salads, toss with zoodles, add to soups

  • the ones I buy are salty but not too salty. I use them the same way you do, I was just wondering what kind of recipes people came up with.

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